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CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Nixon to Bush 41: Find ‘attractive’ women « - Blogs from
"I noticed a couple of very attractive women, both of them Republicans, in the legislature," Nixon told Bush. "I want you to be sure to emphasize to our people, God, let's look for some… Understand, I don't do it because I'm for women, but I'm doing it because I think maybe a woman might win someplace where a man might not… So have you got that in mind?"

Bush replies, "I'll certainly keep it in mind."
bush  president  nixon  women  politics  power  men  republicans  southcarolina  beauty 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - Errol Morris Blog -
During the last week of the Bush administration, I asked the head photo editors of these news services — Vincent Amalvy (AFP), Santiago Lyon (AP) and Jim Bourg (Reuters) — to pick the photographs of the president that they believe captured the character of the man and of his administration. There are overlapping pictures — of the president with a bullhorn at Ground Zero, of the president looking out the window of Air Force One over New Orleans, of the president receiving the news on the morning of 9/11. It is interesting that these pictures are different. They may be of the same scene, but they have different content. They speak in a different way.
blog  president  nytimes  bush  film  history  photography  news  usa  politics  journalism  media  newspapers 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
No shoes, no tie: Bush portrait is unveiled - Americas, World - The Independent
"I suspected there would be a good-sized crowd, once word got out about my hanging," George Bush joked yesterday at the unveiling of his official portrait in Washington.
bush  art  painting  usa 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Jennifer Nix: Resurrecting Literature: Sustenance for the Progressive Soul
"When people ask me why I put photos in The Lazarus Project, I say it is in the hope President Bush would flip through my book. Its main character is not a pet goat, but there is a picture of boobs in it."
bush  literature  history  creativity  writing  fiction  public  social  chicago  war  europe  iraq  police 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Iraq: The War Card - The Center for Public Integrity
"In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003."
bush  cheney  data  government  iraq  journalism  memory  military  politics  research  rhetoric  statistics  terrorism  usa  war 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Al Qaeda Reader. - By Reza Aslan - Slate Magazine
"[I]f we are truly locked in an ideological war, as the president keeps reminding us, then our greatest weapons are our words. And thus far, instead of fighting this war on our terms, we have been fighting it on al-Qaida's."
terror  politics  books  nonfiction  writing  bush  usa  aesthetics  september11  president 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Daily Dish: The Presser
"[T]he president conflated every single radical element in the Middle East into one amorphous anti-American entity. It appears that he sees Shiite militias, Hezbollah, al Qaeda, Hamas and the Sunni insurgents as indistinguishable."
blog  blogging  blogs  iraq  news  weblogs  politics  bush  terrorism  islam  war 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall
"The White House announcement that they view South Korea as the model for a permanent U.S. military presence in Iraq is further evidence of how dangerously out of touch with reality this administration is." Barbara Lee still speaks for me.
congress  democrats  elections  government  war  iraq  oakland  berkeley  alameda  bush  military  southkorea 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Bush Intervened in Dispute Over N.S.A. Eavesdropping - New York Times
"I had just witnessed an effort to take advantage of a very sick man, who did not have the powers of the attorney general because they had been transferred to me."
bush  president  politics  gop  privacy  security  nytimes 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
A Saudi Prince Tied to Bush Is Sounding Off-Key - New York Times
"The relationship between the United States and the Arab regimes is like a Catholic marriage where you can have no divorce."
middleeast  mideast  saudiarabia  bush  usa 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Bill Moyers Journal "Buying the War" Transcripts | PBS
BILL MOYERS: "What did you think-- what-- what does that say to you? That dissent is unpatriotic?" "PHIL DONAHUE: "Well, not only unpatriotic, but it's not good for business."
iraq  newspapers  television  bush  republicans  democrats  marketing  media  politics  war 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
"Pulitzer Prize-winning Photojournalist Completes One Year in U.S. Military Custody in Iraq" by Scott Horton (Harper's Magazine)
"The Pentagon wanted to send a message to the entire press community in Iraq: Cross us, and we can just lock you up. And we don't need reasons. This is justice in the style of the Bush administration."
iraq  war  photography  bush  usa  journalism  justice 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
But Who’s Against the Next War? - New York Times
"More broadly, however, the issue that is dividing the Democrats is that their leaders believe a muscular foreign policy is what the age of terrorism demands, while antiwar voters believe such a policy may only breed more disasters." Yup.
iraq  iran  war  democrats  2008  elections  politics  clinton  obama  bush  cheney  usa 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
New Profiling Program Raises Privacy Concerns -
"The idea is to troll a vast sea of information, including audio and visual, and extract suspicious people, places and other elements based on their links and behavioral patterns." (Ugh! "Trawl," not "troll"!)
privacy  government  usa  terrorism  civilrights  civilliberties  bush  encryption  social  information  politics 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Losing Louisiana to the GOP | Salon News
"[T]he president's approval rating among whites in Louisiana -- 57 percent -- is tied for second best in the nation with Georgia and Idaho, trailing only Mississippi's 61 percent."
race  lousiana  republicans  democrats  politics  katrina  identity  bush 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge | Is there life after Bush?
"You use power so you can make life better; it isn't life itself. Obsessing about power or politics takes your mind away from the things that really matter."
aesthetics  2008  politics  bush  identity  power  republicans  democrats  culture  art  literature  science  religion  sports  friendship  love 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Embittered Insiders Turn Against Bush
"The whole philosophy of using American strength for good in the world, for a foreign policy that is really value-based instead of balanced-power-based, I don't think is disproven by Iraq. But it's certainly discredited."
iraq  war  president  bush  elections  republicans  gop 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Where Plan A Left Ahmad Chalabi
“I’ve been a friend of America, and I’ve been its enemy. America betrays its friends. It sets them up and betrays them. I’d rather be America’s enemy.”
iraq  war  middleeast  mideast  uk  usa  bush  cheney  friendship 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Bush Confounded by the 'Unacceptable'
"But a survey of transcripts from Bush's public remarks over the past seven years shows the president's worsening political predicament has actually stoked, rather than diminished, his desire to proclaim what he cannot abide."
bush  president  politics  language 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: What Not to Wear in Front of Bush
"I've been covering him since 1993 in Texas. That's the way he likes to make connections. He still has some frat boy in him. He likes to tease people."
bush  fashion  politics  journalism  men  gender  behavior  aesthetics  president 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A Portrait of Bush as a Victim of His Own Certitude
“What the president says in effect is, We’ve got to press on in honor of the memory of those who have fallen. Another way to say that is we’ve got to have more men fall to honor the memories of those who have already fallen.”
iraq  september11  911  president  bush  books  nonfiction  interviews 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Tina Brown's "Bill Clinton, Beyond the White House"
"We are so arrogant because we are obsessed with the present. I've reached an age now where it doesn't matter whatever happens to me. I just don't want anybody to die before their time anymore."
clinton  bush  president 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaMo: "Confessions of a Humvee Liberal" by Michael Hirsh
"Wars are always deadly, no matter how perfectly planned. That's why one tries so hard to avoid them -- and why the whole idea of a 'war of choice' is a sin in itself."
iraq  war  terror  books  911  bush  usa  politics 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A Fatal Incuriosity
"It took a virtual intervention of his top aides to make W. watch the news about the worst natural disaster in a century. Dan Bartlett made a DVD of newscasts on the hurricane to show the president on Friday morning as he flew down to the Gulf Coast."
bush  katrina  usa  hurricane  politics  republicans 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Geo-Greening by Example
"How will they possibly explain why President George W. Bush decided to ignore the energy crisis staring us in the face and chose instead to spend all his electoral capital on a futile effort to undo the New Deal, by partially privatizing Social Security?
bush  politics  oil  green  gop  republicans 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
City Pages: The Undoing of America
"What is the Republican Party? Well, it used to be the party of the small-town businessman, generally in the Middle West, generally sort of out of the mainstream. Very conservative. It now represents nothing but the gas and oil business. They own it."
bush  politics  oil  green  gop  republicans 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Bush Faces New Skepticism From Republicans on Hill
"It's the 'no interest like self-interest' rule, and it's every man for himself. He's discovering the fine line between having a mandate and being a lame duck."
bush  politics  2008  republicans 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYRoB: How Bush Really Won
"It doesn't matter if the man can talk. Sometimes, when someone's real articulate you can't trust what he says, you know?"
bush  elections  politics  rnc  dnc  kerry 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: Bush Sending the Wrong Message as Chaos Smolders in Iraq
"Since the federal budget is already in deficit, that means we are effectively passing the bill for this war onto our children through an increased national debt."
bush  iraq  politics  usa  war 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NY: Bushido: The Way of the Armchair Warrior
"The unenlightened believe it to be the height of felicity to have no enemies. The armchair warrior knows, however, that only a steady supply of enemies can assure him the loyalty of his friends."
bush  politics  usa 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
SeaP-I: Can we save country from its leaders?
"These people want to control what happens in my bedroom, in my body, but they are A-OK with us having killed 100,000 Iraqis, and mounting. I just don't get them."
bush  elections  identity  iraq  politics  usa 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: Conservative values trump other issues for many in suburbs
"He's a churchgoing man who isn't afraid to say he didn't used to be, and that's more important to me than stuff like Iraq. I disagree with a lot of what's happening in Iraq, but that's not most important in my head."
bush  elections  identity  iraq  politics  usa 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
The Pnut House's "Oppression Pt. 2" (via
If I'm gonna stop then I'm gotta stop peace / I look like a chimpanzee / But I'm the king / I don't think you can try / to stop term two of my oppression
bush  elections  kerry  politics  songwriting  usa 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
SFChron: Decision day: Huge vote expected / VIEWERS' GUIDE: Clues likely as early as 4 p.m.
"If they start saying a lot of voters are upset about the war in Iraq, you can read that as good for John Kerry. If they say security is what's driving voters, that probably means Bush is doing well.''
bush  elections  kerry  politics 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
PBS: frontline: the choice 2004
Essential viewing for everyone who's already made up their minds
bush  elections  kerry  politics  usa 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Not to Worry -- The End Is Very Near
Pre-election anxiety disorder? "What civility is, is respect for individuals. It's listening. It is dialogue. And then you may get to higher ground."
bush  democrats  elections  kerry  politics  republicans  stress 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Cornell News: Terrorist warnings boost Bush approval ratings
"This research suggests that individuals may respond to reminders of their mortality, like terror warnings, by supporting their current leaders."
bush  elections  identity  politics  terrorism  usa 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
SeaTimes: Opinion: Bush's fundamentalism: the president as prophet
"Presidents since Franklin Roosevelt have spoken as petitioners of God, seeking blessing and guidance ... Put simply, Bush's language suggests that he speaks not to God, but for God."
bush  elections  language 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: 'Democracy Geeks' Join the Fray
"Everyone looks up to one celebrity or another, whether in music or film. And every time you see the celebrities advertising the election, all they say is 'vote.' They're not biased - it's just 'vote.' It's a strong message. It really rubs off on people."
bush  elections  highschool  kerry  politics 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
RadioNation AudioBlog: Howard Zinn on Kerry/Bush
"The most important thing is not who's sitting inside the White House. The most important thing is who's sitting outside the White House."
bush  elections  history  kerry  politics  howardzinn 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge Andrew O'Hagan's "The God Squad"
'That's true,' I said to myself. 'That's obviously true. He empowers his panics, gives them a motivating role in policy formation. That's it. Bush's panics are the central element in his administration.'
bush  gop  latino  rnc 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: The politics of wordplay
"The idea of a dictionary fulfilling a political purpose may seem a stretch, but language — like most human endeavors — is inherently political, loaded with markers of privilege and power."
bush  language  politics  writing 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Ben Hammersley's Dangerous Precedent: You are under my power. Tell me your secrets.
"The greatest thing the European Union could do on the day after a Bush election win would be to declare free work visas for anyone who pledged to come over and stay for the course of the term. Someone should suggest it to Chirac.)"
bush  elections  europe  usa 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
CSM: Bush likability trumping record
"If Bush gets reelected it won't really be the triumph of business culture at all. It will mean that early 21st-century American politics follows the rules of the country's other dominant culture: the culture of celebrity."
bush  marketing  politics 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
What if the whole world could vote in the U.S. presidential election?
bush  elections  kerry  politics  world 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
The Shrill Blog
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh shrill R'lyeh wagn'nagl fhtagn! Aaaaiiiiii!!!!:
bush  elections  kerry  politics  shrill 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Crooked Timber: Emile Durkheim on Zell Miller
"Thus the real New York of September 2004 provides the raw emotional energy used inside the convention hall to sanctify an image of the New York of September 2001."
bush  elections  politics  republicans 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
CSM: My imaginary focus group
"Perhaps you're not angry at Zell Miller? Aren't you really angry at"
bush  elections  nyc  politics  rnc 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Crashing a Republican Party (
"As George W. Bush often says, in a very different context, freedom is a beautiful thing."
bush  elections  nyc  politics 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge | Lexington
"During the Ford administration, the Secret Service gave Mr Cheney the codename 'Backseat.'"
bush  elections  politics 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Maureen Down's "Cutups and Cutthroats"
"How awkward in Columbus, when W., hanging with Jack Nicklaus, noted that his grandfather was born there, so they should 'send a homeboy back to Washington, D.C.'"
bush  elections  hiphop  ohio  politics 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Conservatives for Kerry? Here's Your Man.
"I'm hoping that Kerry's a seven on a scale of 10, but I'm afraid maybe he's just a five," Phillips says. "But Kerry's running against a zero. So my choice is clear."
bush  elections  kerry  politics 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
BW Online | August 30, 2004 | Wall Street's Impact on the Election
"What makes the 2004 election such a challenge to forecast is that we have never seen a Presidential term with a burst market bubble, a recession, a major terrorist attack on U.S. soil, a big tax cut, and not one, but two, wars."
bush  elections  kerry  politics 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Reuters: Singing Minister Disowns 'Die, Bush' Call
"It turns out that Gil was unaware of the image. Jodele Larcher, the video jockey who handled the visuals, chose the image without consulting the singer, Gil's press agent Marcus Vinicius told Reuters on Tuesday." Whew!
brazil  bush  music  politics 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge
New Yorker: "Swing Time"
"But these lives, these voices—I really like them. It almost makes you want to be a Republican."
bush  democrats  kerry  moveon  republicans 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge
WP: Bush Q&A's Are All on the Same Side
"Don't worry, I'll be the interpreter. And if I don't like the question I'll just change it."
bush  elections  politics 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge
WP: Cheney and Edwards: The Me 2 Campaign
"As he walked out a back door, the vice president vigorously rubbed his hands with sanitizing lotion provided by an aide." Wouldn't want to risk any WMD exposure, I guess.
bush  cheney  edwards  elections  kerry  politics  president  wmd 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Day By Day by Chris Muir, cartoon for: 8/11/2004
Because some people have trouble telling news organizations and the ku klux klan apart
black  bush  comics  journalism  knightridder 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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